Saturday Morning Cartoon

It’s Easter. An it’s spring time. So today’s Saturday Morning Cartoon theme is rabbits. But not a certain licensed Warner Brothers rabbit – that’s too obvious.

First up is Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney for Universal, this rabbit was the precursor to a certain mouse that Disney would create after leaving Oswald. Disney and Universal got into a fight over money and Disney left to form his own company.

Next is the first television cartoon – Crusader Rabbit. Created by Jay Ward (Rocky and Bullwinkle) and Alex Anderson in 1949, the show had very limited animation but was amusing enough to usher in the age of animated television shows.

Author: Shane Hnetka

Shane Hnetka spends most of his life watching movies and reading comic books, using his vast knowledge of genre culture for evil instead of good.